Scintillating South Coast take CHS cricket spoils
CHS CRICKET: South Coast claimed the NSW Combined High Schools boys cricket crown with a thrilling two-wicket win over Hunter in the scorching heat at McKittrick Park today.
Hunter won the toss and elected to bat first but a quick dismissal of Joshua Hardy (5) gave South Coast some early confidence as they bowled out their opponents for a lowly 130 off 38.5 overs.
Top seamers, Hugo Ikeda (8.5-3-4-21) and Jay Stafford (6-1-3-6) pitched in with a good haul.
Hunter's brightest performer at the crease was captain Edan Brichta (47), who fell agonisingly short of a half-ton while Clarence Valley product Aidan Cahill was unlucky to be caught for a duck.
South Coast had a steady start to their innings with Rhys Cattle (9) and Jack Baldwin (31) building a strong base for Cade Hotham (30) and Aidan Cook (31 not out) to finish off the job for 8/133.
Check out some of the action from the final today in the gallery from Gary Nichols below!
NSW CHS RESULTS
1 v 2: Hunter 130 def. by South Coast 8/133
3 v 4: North Coast 10/102 def. by Sydney West 9/241
5 v 6: Sydney East 170 def. Riverina 10/141
7 v 8: Sydney North 8/175 def. by Sydney South West 9/214
9 v 10: Western 64 def. by North West 5/104